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Beatriz Williams - Author

About the Author

A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams now lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.

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Featured books by Beatriz Williams

A Certain Age

A Certain Age

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

As decadent and scandalous as New York Society in the roaring twenties, A Certain Age will whisk you back to a time of Jazz, elegance, charm, and murder as only Beatriz Williams can.  The world is slowly recovering from the horrors of the Great War.  Women’s hemlines are rising and the world offers new freedoms to them.  Mrs Theresa Marshall loves her husband but she’s also fallen for her young lover, Captain Octavian Rofrano.  After Theresa’s brother announces his engagement to a young, beautiful heiress he asks her to find him a Cavalier to propose to the girl in question in true Marshall tradition.  She turns to Rofrano to carry out this small favour and sets in motion a string of events that will change their lives forever.  Thrilling and heady, A Certain Age is a delightful novel to escape into. ~ Shelley Fallows   Click here to read a Q&A with Beatriz Williams.   Click here to view the Reading Group Notes for this title.

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A Hundred Summers

A Hundred Summers

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2015

The New York Times bestselling novel. Rhode Island, 1938. A sweltering summer of secrets, passion and betrayal...Lily Dane has returned to the exclusive enclave of Seaview, Rhode Island, hoping for an escape from the city and from her heartbreak. What she gets instead is the pain of facing newlyweds Budgie and Nick Greenwald - her former best friend and former fiance. Through lazy days and gin-soaked nights, Lily is drawn back in by Budgie's glamorous and enticing influence, and the truth behind Budgie and Nick's betrayal of Lily begins to emerge. And as the spectre of war in Europe looms, a storm threatens to destroy everything...

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Other books by Beatriz Williams

The Wicked Widow

The Wicked Widow

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/11/2021

Gin Kelly, the wicked redhead, is back! Readers will delight in next installment of the Wicked City series by New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams. June 1925. Audacious Appalachian flapper Geneva Gin Kelly prepares to trade her high-flying ways for respectable marriage to Oliver Anson Marshall, a steadfast Prohibition agent who happens to hail from one of New York's most distinguished families. But just as wedding bells chime, the head of the notorious East Coast rum-running racket-and Anson's mortal enemy-turns up murdered at a society funeral, and their short-lived honeymoon bliss goes up in a spectacular blaze that sends Anson back undercover...and into the jaws of a trap from which not even Gin can rescue him. As violence explodes around her, Gin must summon all her considerable moxie to trace the tentacles of this sinister organization back to their shocking source, and face down a legendary American family at a rigged game it has no intention of losing. June 1998. When Ella Dommerich's ninetysomething society queen aunt Julie ropes her into digging up dirt on Senator (and Presidential candidate) Franklin Hardcastle in order to settle old family scores, she couldn't be less enthusiastic. Pregnant Ella's recently ditched her unfaithful husband and settled into cozy-if complicated-domesticity with her almost-too-good-to-be-true musician boyfriend, Hector. But then the Hardcastle secrets lead to a web of shady dealings Ella's uncovered in her job as a financial analyst, and the bodies start to tumble out of the venerable woodwork. With the help of her ex-husband and her mysterious connection to a certain redheaded flapper, Ella digs up more than mere dirt...only to discover herself standing alone between a legendarily ruthless family and the prize it's sought for generations. What ugly secrets lurk in the opulent enclaves-and bank accounts--of America's richest families? And can two determined women from two different generations thwart the murderous legacy of the demon liquor?

Our Woman in Moscow

Our Woman in Moscow

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Don't miss the gripping new book from the international bestseller - the story of two sisters caught up in Cold War espionage In 1948, Iris Digby vanishes from her London home with her American diplomat husband and their two children. Four years later, Ruth Macallister receives a postcard from the estranged twin sister she hasn't seen since 1940. Since that one catastrophic summer in Rome, as war was engulfing Europe and Iris was falling desperately in love... Within days, Ruth is on her way to Moscow, posing as the wife of Agent Fox in a precarious plot to extract her sister from behind the Iron Curtain. But the truth behind Iris's marriage threatens to unravel everything, and as the sisters race to safety, a dogged Soviet KGB officer forces them to make a heartbreaking choice...

Our Woman in Moscow

Our Woman in Moscow

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2021

The New York Times bestselling author of Her Last Flight returns with a gripping and profoundly human story of Cold War espionage and family devotion. In the autumn of 1948, Iris Digby vanishes from her London home with her American diplomat husband and their two children. The world is shocked by the family's sensational disappearance. Were they eliminated by the Soviet intelligence service? Or have the Digbys defected to Moscow with a trove of the West's most vital secrets? Four years later, Ruth Macallister receives a postcard from the twin sister she hasn't seen since their catastrophic parting in Rome in the summer of 1940, as war engulfed the continent and Iris fell desperately in love with an enigmatic United States Embassy official named Sasha Digby. Within days, Ruth is on her way to Moscow, posing as the wife of counterintelligence agent Sumner Fox in a precarious plot to extract the Digbys from behind the Iron Curtain. But the complex truth behind Iris's marriage defies Ruth's understanding, and as the sisters race toward safety, a dogged Soviet KGB officer forces them to make a heartbreaking choice between two irreconcilable loyalties.

Her Last Flight

Her Last Flight

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Don't miss Beatriz Williams's latest, spellbinding novel - about a daring female pilot and a love story that would last a lifetime... Hawaii, 1947 Journalist Janey Everett arrives at a remote village on the island of Kauai, determined to solve one of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries. Ten years earlier, renowned pilot Sam Mallory left to fight in the Spanish Civil War. He never returned. Now Janey has tracked down the woman she believes to be Mallory's former flying partner, the legendary Irene Foster, and the one person who might know what really happened to him. But Irene is hiding a story of her own. The story of an extraordinary life and a secret love she's not quite ready to reveal... 'No-one does it better than Beatriz' Jane Green Available to buy now!

The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2019

From the New York Times bestselling author: a dazzling WWII epic spanning London, New York and the Bahamas and the most infamous couple of the age, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Lulu Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine whose readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. But beneath the glitter of Wallis and Edward's marriage lies an ugly - and even treasonous - reality. In the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a handsome scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. When Nassau's wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, Lulu embarks on a journey to discover the truth behind the crime. The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of sacrifice, human love and human courage, set against a shocking true crime... and the rise and fall of a legendary royal couple.

The Summer Wives

The Summer Wives

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Secrets and lies hold the island together. But this summer, everything will fall apart... A tight community A forbidden love A summer to change everything... It's 1951 and Miranda's mother has just married in to one of the wealthiest families on Winthrop Island, a glamorous haven set off the New England coast. But beneath the surface, the island is a delicate balance of tension between the wealthy summer families who holiday there and the Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who keep the island going. As Miranda begins to fall for Joseph, the lighthouse keeper's handsome son, the tension rises inexorably to the surface and an explosive end to the summer will change everyone, forever...

The House on Cocoa Beach

The House on Cocoa Beach

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Lose yourself in a sweeping love story this summer - perfect for fans of Dinah Jeffries and Santa Montefiore Northern France, 1917 Virginia Fortescue has thrown convention and her respected upbringing to the wind to drive ambulances for the American Red Cross across northern France. Grinding through the mud and the trenches to bring injured and dying men back from the front, the last thing she expects to find is a handsome English doctor who won't let her go - in spite of a wife waiting for him at home in Cornwall. Florida, 1922 In the humid heat of Florida, Virginia Fitzwilliam must tackle the estate of her late estranged husband. After the plantation house burned to the ground with Simon Fitzwilliam inside, the shipping business he built from scratch has foundered and the mangroves have started to take back the land. The more Virginia learns about Simon and the secrets of his life, the more she fears that the dangers surrounding Simon now threaten her as well...

House On Cocoa Beach

House On Cocoa Beach

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Ebook Release Date: 13/07/2017

Northern France, 1917Virginia Fortescue has thrown convention and her respected upbringing to the wind to drive ambulances for the American Red Cross across northern France. Grinding through the mud and the trenches to bring injured and dying men back from the front, the last thing she expects to find is a handsome English doctor who won't let her go in spite of a wife waiting for him at home in Cornwall. Florida, 1922In the humid heat of Florida, Virginia Fitzwilliam must tackle the estate of her late estranged husband. After the plantation house burned to the ground with Simon Fitzwilliam inside, the shipping business he built from scratch has foundered and the mangroves have started to take back the land. The more Virginia learns about Simon and the secrets of his life, the more she fears that the dangers surrounding Simon now threaten her as well.

Wicked City

Wicked City

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Ebook Release Date: 12/01/2017

The Jazz Age comes alive with a love story for the ages: a rugged Prohibition agent and a saucy flapper from one of Appalachia's most notorious bootlegging families...Manhattan, present dayElla Hawthorne thinks she's going crazy when she hears strange noises coming from the walls of her new apartment late at night. When she discovers that it used to be home to a speakeasy during the Jazz Age, she's determined to discover the building's secrets.Manhattan, 1924Geneva 'Gin' Kelly, a smart-mouthed, red-haired flapper, reluctantly agrees to help rugged Prohibition enforcement agent Oliver Anson catch her stepfather, a notorious bootlegger. But the truth will shake Manhattan society to its foundations...

Certain Age

Certain Age

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Ebook Release Date: 14/07/2016

New York in the Roaring Twenties - a time for love, secrets and scandal... As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue - a beautiful socialite of a certain age - has done the unthinkable: she's fallen in love with her young lover, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War. But though times are changing, divorce for a woman of Theresa's wealth and social standing is out of the question. When Theresa's bachelor brother, Ox, decides to tie the knot with the youngest daughter of a newly wealthy inventor, Theresa enlists her lover to present the family's diamond rose ring to pretty ingenue, Miss Sophie Fortescue - and to check into the background of this little-known family. Yet even as he uncovers a shocking secret, Octavian falls under Sophie's spell... Divided loyalties and dangerous revelations lead to a shocking transgression and eventually Theresa must make a choice that will change them all forever.

American Airman in Paris

American Airman in Paris

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Ebook Release Date: 17/05/2016

New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams introduces Octavian Rofrano, from her forthcoming new novel, A Certain Age, in this short story about a lonely American pilot in 1920s Paris and those hes never forgotten.Octavian Rofrano has never met the girl whose photograph was his constant companion through the long days and nights of the Great War. The promises he made to himself and that far-away image in the silence of his cockpit have never left him, but the anguish and loneliness of post-Armistice Paris has crept into his bones. One night, Octavian finally decides to lose himself in the sad beauty the City of Lights offers, but as reminders of that 11th day of November fill his mind, can he let go of past hopes or does the promise of salvation still have a hold on him?Originally published in the moving collection Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and The Great War, this e-book also includes an excerpt from Williams new novel, A Certain Age, coming in June 2016.

Along the Infinite Sea

Along the Infinite Sea

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Ebook Release Date: 05/11/2015

Decadent and evocative storytelling at its very best., by NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, Beatriz Williams1966, FloridaPepper Schuyler is the kind of woman society loves and loves to talk about - a dazzling being who men watch across crowded, smoky rooms, and women keep their husbands away from. Yet the legend of Pepper is far from the truth... 1935, Cote d'AzurNineteen-year-old ingenue Annabelle de Creouville leaves her father's crumbling chateau to help a handsome German Jew fleeing from the Nazi regime - and from the other man with whom Annabelle's future is inextricably entangled. Falling headlong in love as is only possible for the first time, Annabelle follows her heart from Antibes, to Paris, to pre-war Berlin, torn between two very different men, and two very different endings...

Hundred Summers

Hundred Summers

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Ebook Release Date: 16/07/2015

The New York Times bestselling novel. Rhode Island, 1938. A sweltering summer of secrets, passion and betrayal... 'I wish I could remember more. I wish I had taken down every detail, because I didn't see him again until the summer of 1938; the summer the hurricane came and washed the world away...'Lily Dane has returned to the exclusive enclave of Seaview, Rhode Island, hoping for an escape from the city and from her heartbreak. What she gets instead is the pain of facing newlyweds Budgie and Nick Greenwald - her former best friend and former fiance. During lazy days and gin-soaked nights, Lily is drawn back under Budgie's glamorous and enticing influence, and the truth behind Budgie and Nick's betrayal of Lily begins to emerge. And as the spectre of war in Europe looms, a storm threatens to destroy everything...

Tiny Little Thing

Tiny Little Thing

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Ebook Release Date: 23/06/2015

In the summer of 1966, Christina HardcastleTiny to her illustrious familystands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, shes the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and hes got his sights set on a senate seat in November.But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tinys perfect life: her volatile sister Pepper, an envelope containing incriminating photograph, and the intimidating figure of Franks cousin Vietnam-war hero Caspian, who knows more about Tinys rich inner life than anyone else. As she struggles to maintain the glossy faade on which the Hardcastle familys ambitions are built, Tiny begins to suspect that Frank is hiding a reckless entanglement of his ownone that may unravel both her own ordered life and her husbands promising career.From the Hardcover edition.

Das Meer der Zeit

Das Meer der Zeit

Author: Beatriz Williams Format: Ebook Release Date: 03/12/2012

Eine junge Frau auf der Suche nach Gluck und Erfolg. Ein geheimnisvoller Mann, der nicht aus dieser Zeit zu stammen scheint. Eine Liebe, die keine Zukunft haben kann. Als die junge New Yorkerin Kate den attraktiven und reichen Julian kennenlernt, glaubt sie zu trumen, denn er ist fast zu perfekt, um wahr zu sein. Da erhlt sie eines Tages mit der Post ein Buch, in dem die Geschichte eines gefeierten britischen Poeten erzhlt wird, der im Ersten Weltkrieg gefallen ist. Das Bild auf der Buchrckseite zeigt - IHREN Julian!